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Inbound PR With Iliyana Stareva

by Laura Joint

We were excited to catch up with inbound expert Iliyana Stareva on the PR Resolution Podcast to chat about her new book and how inbound is going to affect the world of PR. Iliyana worked in PR for years before moving to HubSpot as their Global Partner Manager where she helps customers develop and implement inbound strategies for their […]

2 minute read

The Domain Authority score will be updated on March 5th, 2019

by Stella Bayles

CoverageBook reports include a metric called Domain Authority. Domain Authority (or DA) is a calculation provided by 3rd party organisation Moz. It’s an indication of the influence of a website in search engines. The score is out of 100 with 100 being the most influential. We include the Moz score within CoverageBook for a number […]

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The US news industry and how it affects Public Relations

by Stella Bayles

The shift in news consumption in recent years has seen the publishing world adapt and change hugely. Journalists with new job titles and responsibilities, new team structures and story reach targets have all made it a challenging time for PR teams to navigate publishers. I wanted to hear more so stopped by SWNS Media Group in New […]

8 minute read

A Simple Guide to Web Traffic Terms for the PR World

by Laura Joint

Getting to grips with weird and wonderful analytics’ terms can be a headache for even the most experienced PR person. There’s users and visitors, visits and views, all of which come together to form an idea of how popular an article or website is. But how do you know what term refers to what metric? […]

4 minute read

5 Ways to Turn a Failed Sell In Around

by Laura Joint

Everyone in PR has a story flop at some point. It’s the nature of the beast; we can’t possibly sell every story that comes our way, but it’s still a shock to the system when we get a “no” instead of a “yes”. When this happens, it’s time to re-evaluate what you’re selling — and be honest […]

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Sell-Ins Aren’t Always Successful — Here’s How To Break The News To Your Manager

by Laura Joint

Seeing your story flop is never fun, but it’s an inevitable part of the PR business. Sometimes you need to re-evaluate the story but, most importantly, you need to voice your concerns — and that means standing up to your manager. If you don’t do this, you might end up continuing to flog a dead horse which […]

2 minute read

How to move away from big (useless) numbers in PR reporting

by Stella Bayles

I believe site-wide traffic numbers are fast becoming the taboo metric in PR, here’s why…. Originally taken from my talk at PRWeek DECODED. Chicago, October 18, 2018 Site-wide traffic figures such as monthly uniques, visits, impressions etc. doesn’t say anything about your coverage because… You didn’t get coverage on every page of the site so […]

3 minute read

6 of the best PR podcasts for 2018

by Laura Joint

So you may have heard the news — we have just launched a new podcast series featuring our very lovely Stella Bayles. To mark this occasion, I thought I would review the best PR and marketing podcasts around. Podcasts are great because you can give your eyes a break from screens and books while getting yourself more […]

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5 easy steps to double the impact of your coverage

by Laura Joint

You’ve got a hit in an online newspaper — brilliant — that’s great. But what if you could double the amount of people that see the great review? How about winning a new bit of business for the company because that positive mention tipped the balance of a recent pitch? Or even just making people […]

2 minute read

New eBook: Audience Insight in the age of Google

by Stella Bayles

Selling an idea, building out a search campaign, planning content or just getting to know your customers, audience research is essential in marketing. Insight tools such as our own ‘Answer The Public’ have helped hugely in this area. With 138,000 monthly users across 200 countries the tool is helping marketers all over the world with […]

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How to use the Moz tool to check your advertorials are Google safe

by Stella Bayles

Advertorials have always been a part of our communications plans and with the rise of bloggers and social influencers asking for payment for collaboration, new forms of advertorials are set to continue to be a part of our public relations plans. As well as ensuring we abide by the rules of the ASA with paid […]

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Audience Insight in the Age of Google

by Guest

Ever since I was old enough to think about my future career with any sense of realism, I wanted to be a journalist. Writing was my passion, or so I thought. I’ve now come to realise that while I love writing, it’s being nosey about people; getting under their skin, hearing their stories and learning […]

4 minute read

How to get through the media monitoring minefield

by Laura Joint

Whether you have coverage coming out your ears — or only have a few pieces per week, finding and tracking each piece of coverage is very important. This handy guide provides tips from choosing a company and setting up search times to creating your PR trackers. How to choose a tool You don’t need to […]

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The webinar series that will super-charge your PR team, all in one place

by Stella Bayles

We all need to learn more but scheduling an hour out of a busy day for a webinar is a challenge. Especially when you’re mid-campaign. I personally like my webinars to be on-demand, I know some of you do too so here it is; all of my PR webinars past, present and scheduled in one […]

5 minute read

Dirty Data?…..no!

by Stella Bayles

She said that’s ok. I don’t need your insight. Ok baby do what you please.I have the metrics that you wantI am the thing that you need The client looked me deep in the eyesThey say there’s no turning backHow can you plan your next thingThey said they’re not coming backBecause he’s distrusting of me… […]

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CoverageBook — Join our team

by Gary Preston

We’re looking for a Customer Success Representative to join our team in Brighton, UK and take ownership of Customer Support. You’ll be the 7th person on our team. We’ve not hired despite our growth to 1500 customers in 3 years. So this is a big move for us & you. We take the online support […]

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55 tips, tools and articles that will super-charge your Public Relations knowledge in 2018

by Stella Bayles

1. Tip of the month: “Take someone in finance to lunch and learn how you make money” This is just one of the amazing tips from the Queen of metrics Katie Paine in this interview on PR News. We are big fans of Katie here at CoverageBook. She always explains clearly how to demonstrate organisational […]

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How past PR coverage will make 2018 an award winning year

by Stella Bayles

It’s new year and we want 2018 PR campaigns to be award winners. The best way to do this is by setting KPIs (key performance indicators). However if all we do in this situation is just up the KPI number slightly from the previous year then we shouldn’t expect a great deal to change. If […]

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No more inflated numbers. Make 2018 the year your PR measurement got real

by Stella Bayles

“The CEO wants to know who saw that killer piece of coverage on the Mail Online last month” You remember back ‘that piece was great, it was on the homepage! No problem’, you think. But then you realise…..The Mail doesn’t release that kind of data and your PR tool only provides unique users. What do […]

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How to crack your first client meeting

by Laura Joint

A great relationship is the key to a successful client/agency relationship so you really want to make a great first impression. This can be a little daunting, so here’s a quick guide to preparing for your first client meeting: Make them succeed If you can make your client look good in their role, you are […]